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Admissions Overview

the process

Our Admissions department is committed to helping you throughout the entire process, guiding you through each step of the enrollment process and answering any questions you may have along the way. The first step in the enrollment process is to schedule an interview with an Admissions Representative, which will give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have, and, most importantly, determine whether RGV Careers is the right fit for you. If you may have any questions that come to mind from scheduling to curriculum and financial aid – please ask us; we want you to make an informed decision when it comes to one of the most important choices in your life. Throughout the Admissions section of this site, we've tried to give you a thorough overview of the admissions process at RGV Careers, but we understand that everyone's situation is different. So if you have any questions as you navigate through this section, please contact an Admissions Representative at 956.781.6800.

Requirements for Admission

School of Nursing - Vocational nursing

  • Must be licensed in at least one of the following: CNA, Medical Asst., Surgical Tech, EMT, PCT, or Paramedic. (All applicants MUST have a high school Diploma or GED)
  • Entrance Admission Exam (minimal total score of 54%); $65 to be paid the day of exam and must present a picture ID. Test can be taken up to 2 times every 6 months to acquire the minimum score needed.
  • If and when you receive the minimum score needed on the entry exam, you will need to complete a 250 word written essay topic (on campus) before a panel interview is granted.
  • Must have 6 months of experience as MA, CAN, PCT, EMT, Surgical Tech, or Paramedic.
  • Individual entrance meeting with School Director and Program Director.

School of Allied Health - Pharmacy Technician

The State of Texas Licensing process is as follows:

  • A high school Diploma or G.E.D. certification is required for entrance into the Pharmacy Technician Program.
  • All students must register with the Texas licensing Board as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee, and within two years register as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • All students must have a criminal background check done, including fingerprints and never been convicted of felony to sit for PTCB exams.
  • All students must pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s National Certification Examination in order to register as a Pharmacy Technician

School of Allied Health - Medical Assistant and Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, under age 18 requires parental permissions. Age will be verified with individual’s ID, if no ID is available then a Birth Certificate will be required.
  • Present proof of secondary education (High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma)

Our Location

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Address: 1200 West Polk Avenue, Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: (956) 781-6800
Email: info@rgvcareers.edu

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